|The Man With the Iron Heart|
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
|Type of Appearance:
|| Contemporary reference
|| Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (WWII)
(10 May 1890 – 16 October 1946) was a Germany
military commander, attaining the position of Chief of the Operations Staff of the Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht
, or OKW) during World War II
, acting as deputy to Wilhelm Keitel
. He was one of Adolf Hitler
's close henchmen through much of the war. He was convicted
of war crimes
, and hanged.
Alfred Jodl was one of several German officials who was captured by the Allies at the end of World War II. The Allies sought to try Jodl and the other men for war crimes. These plans were stopped thrice by the German Freedom Front: first in November 1945, when the GFF destroyed the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg; second in 1946, when the GFF destroyed the American residency zone with a radium bomb, and; third, when when agents of the GFF crashed a cargo plane into a Berlin courthouse.
On 19 February 1943, Alfred Jodl was present in the Ukraine when Adolf Hitler was shot to death by Field Marshall Erich von Manstein. Jodl was immediately placed under arrest.